• The Gospel As Gift

    The Gospel As Gift

    What is the gospel? It is, simply, good news. It is the good news that God loves us so much that he sent his only son to die in our place (John 3:16). It is the good news that through Jesus our sins are forgiven…

  • The Sun’s Rising And Its Setting

    The Sun’s Rising And Its Setting

    If you were watching the sunset knowing it would never rise again, the experience would be terrifying. No matter how beautiful, there would be panic and dismay as you watched the light slowly fade to final darkness. The setting sun is beautiful because you know…

  • Dionysius, The 3rd Century Roman Plague, & The Modern Church

    Dionysius, The 3rd Century Roman Plague, & The Modern Church

    In the 3rd century AD, a horrible plague struck the Roman Empire. According to some counts, 5,000 people a day were dying in Rome. It is not clear what specific disease caused the pandemic, but it is clear it was severe and deadly, lasting not…

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  • The Power and Danger of If

    The Power and Danger of If

    The word “if” can be both powerful and dangerous. I’ve recently been enjoying a Japanese animated movie that explores this idea. The movie, entitled “Fireworks,” is about a boy named Norimichi who accidentally discovers a way to rewind time for the express purpose of taking…

  • Submitting To Christ: A Ditch On Both Sides Of The Road

    Submitting To Christ: A Ditch On Both Sides Of The Road

    One thing all Christians should agree on is that Jesus is King. He came to announce and inaugurate the Kingdom of God (Mk. 1:14-15), and through his death and resurrection, he has ascended to the throne as King of kings and Lord or lords (1…

  • Written On The Heart

    Written On The Heart

    We all know Proverbs as a book of wisdom which shares important guidance for Godly living. Many of the proverbs contained with the book are simple and concise: “a slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich” (10:4); “Whoever goes about…

  • Jesus’ Resurrection: Traditional vs. Transitional

    Jesus’ Resurrection: Traditional vs. Transitional

    Introduction One of my favorite topics to study in the Bible is the resurrection of Jesus. Of course, it is central to our faith, so that makes sense. However, both personally and academically, the study holds great interest to me, especially in regards to its…

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About Les

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband and father, and a minister serving in Matsudo, Japan. My interests include theology, philosophy, photography, tennis, and a variety of other things. Here on my blog, I share my thoughts about … whatever I feel like. I hope you enjoy this place where our thoughts collide.

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